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News and Notes-Friday, May 1st

It has been a very big week for our PVE Family. Congratulations to Kathy and Stuart Drake with the birth of their new little one, Oliver! It sounds like Oliver will be playing with the Layton's George someday! What special times for all!

ZEF made a visit this week to our campus. Jodi Burns and Kara Seever were lucky recipients of a grant for $5, 177.50 to purchase the Gold Leveled Literacy Intervention Kit by Fountas and Pinnell. This kit includes over 140 book sets for guided reading levels O-T. This kit is designed to be used with small groups of students who need intensive support to achieve grade level competency in reading and writing . Great job ladies!

Dan and I co-authored a grant for implementation of Genius Hour. We were humbly rewarded $8620.78 for our kids. This will be include resources to help support Genius Hour and technology in our Adventure Center. Such items include Maker Bot 3D printers, Padcaster iPAD filming sets, EV3 MIndstorm Lego Robotic kits, IPAD minis, Raspberry Pi kits w/Monitors, chromecasts, subscriptions to Mindcraft, and support for the vision!

The student grants continue to make a big splash. Administration, PTO and school leads continue to meet to see how close we can get to funding all 90.

Our Fourth grade concert was a big hit last night. It was another packed house and star performance! I truly loved the song from New Zealand!

Young Authors are popping up all over campus today due to our first grade culminating projects. Great work first grade!

Hungry for some fun and inspiring May music? Click below for a quick listen to "Crayola Doesn't Make A Color For Your Eyes"!!!

5th-Snacks by our "Interventionists"

STEM/Family Game Night

6th-Ride Your Bike to School

3rd Grade Music Visits

Running Club Tues/Thurs

8th-Poetry and Punch (Julie Parks)

7th-4th Grade to Underground Railroad

8th-Dairy Farm

Kristin Andreassen - Crayola Doesn't Make A Color For Your Eyes
What is Genius Hour? - Introduction to Genius Hour in the Classroom

Genius Hour

Just what is this Genius Hour? If this is a question you have found yourself asking, click above for more info!!

Good Luck to all folks running this weekend!

Good Luck to all of team PVE who may be running in the Mini Marathon this weekend! Have fun and run your race!